Category Archives: DBG’s Blog

Wilton Park: What Do We Mean By Chemical Weapons? (Podcast)

SecureBio’s Chief Operating Officer, Hamish de Bretton Gordon, talks to Wilton Park, a global forum for strategic discussions, about what do we mean when we talk about chemical weapons, how do we deal with the removal and avoidance of them and how do we protect ourselves:   Podcast:  https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/podcast/chemical-weapons/

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2Paragraphs: Is Tony Blair Correct About WMD in Iraq and Syria?

By Hamish de Bretton-Gordon In Tony Blair’s essay on the Middle East last weekend, the former British Prime Minister has two assertions about WMD; firstly that the invasion of Iraq in 2003, to which he committed British troops, prevented Saddam Hussein using WMD again, which he [Saddam] had used to kill hundreds of thousands of Kurds and Iranians, more »

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2Paragraphs: Assad Wins Syrian Presidential Battle And The Chemical War

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon, COO SecureBio. As President Bashar al-Assad unsurprisingly wins the presidential battle in this most tenuous of democracies, Sigrid Kaag head of the joint UN/OPCW mission to rid Syria of its chemical weapons briefs the UN Security Council (Wednesday June 4) that there is little chance that the remaining 7%, which has been more »

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SecureBio: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threat Update April – May 2014

As part of our client services, SecureBio produces a bi-monthly threat update, highlighting CBRN events from across the globe and also providing expert analysis, the latest update covers events from 28th March until 29th May 2014. If you are interested in receiving further information or subscribing to our client services please do not hesitate to contact more »

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2Paragraphs: Syrian Chemical Weapons Use Continues–Time To Do Something?

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon, COO SecureBio. The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke Despite the fact that nearly all of Assad’s chemical weapons arsenal is now either out of Syria or unusable, the regime proliferates the terror of chemical attacks by using improvised more »

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SecureBio: The Unique Combination Of Infield Science And Military Analysis.

“ The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Attributed to Edmund Burke.   Debora MacKenzie raises some interesting and valid points in her article concerning the weight of proof and the value of the evidence provided by SecureBio, as published in The Telegraph.  After all, who more »

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2Paragraphs: Syria Using Chlorine And Ammonia On Civilians, Says CW Expert

As the final elements of the Syrian regime stockpile should be on their way out of Syria, the regime is perpetuating the chemical weapons (CW) misery for the innocent civilians of Syria by dropping chlorine and ammonia barrel bombs. This is a brilliant ruse of war as it is causing more confusion and inertia among the more »

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Letter To The Telegraph: Unconventional, Unorthodox And Unexpected?

SIR – Criticism was predictable from supporters of the Syrian regime of my project with the Telegraph to find and analyse samples from recent chlorine attacks in Syria, which have left at least two children dead in the last few weeks. However, I am disappointed by other comments from some purporting to support innocent civilians in more »

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Assessment: Improvised Chemical Weapons In Syria

Please note that the full version is available to SecureBio clients. Executive Summary: SecureBio assess that the deliberate use of chemical warfare agents inside Syria remains MODERATE (an attack is possible but not likely)however, the use of toxic industrial chemicals, as an improvised chemical weapon, is now assessed to be SUBSTANTIAL (an attack is a more »

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2Paragraphs: New Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria — World Turns ‘Nelsonian Eye’

Do Americans get the Nelsonian eye piece?  Admiral Nelson famously raised his looking glass to his blind eye when asked to look at something he didn’t want to see, and hence declared he saw nothing!?  Both Syrian opposition forces and the regime have claimed further chemical weapons (CW) usage in Syria over the last few days focused more »

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